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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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Specimens showed High-grade Non-Hodgkin B-cell Lymphoma, Morphological and immunohistochemistry feature favors Burkitt's lymphoma. (Fig.
As far as sarcomas are concerned, tumors diagnosed as Burkitt's lymphoma also showed 1.5:1 preference for the male gender, and a 3.5:1 male predilection was noted for cases diagnosed as osteosarcoma.
Abbreviations BL: Burkitt's lymphoma WHO: World Health Organization EBV: Epstein Barr Virus CVAD: Cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, dexamethasone MTX: Methotrexate Ara-C: Cytarabine.
Based on the presumptive diagnosis of primary paraurethral Burkitt lymphoma (BL), the patient had a full workup that included a bone marrow aspirate/biopsy, viral serologies, MRI evaluation, and PET/CT to rule out metastatic origin of the paraurethral Burkitt's lymphoma (BL).
Lumbar puncture showed L3-type blasts in cerebrospinal fluid, which was consistent with Burkitt's lymphoma. The NHL-BEM 95 chemotherapy protocol was administered to the patient, but following the first course the patient experienced a severe neutropenic sepsis.
Ultrasound-guided renal biopsy demonstrated a high-grade B-cell lymphoma, with morphological and immunophenotypic features consistent with a Burkitt's lymphoma. The patient was initiated on chemotherapy but died of acute tumour lysis syndrome [2] days thereafter.
Zakariya's sister, Khadija, is being treated at the hospital for Burkitt's Lymphoma which affects the lymph nodes in her stomach.
The most common type of cancer in Europe, Americas, East Asia and among the Caucasian population is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, whereas Burkitt's lymphoma, associated with malaria and infection from the Epstein Barr virus, accounts for half of all childhood lymphomas in African countries.